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Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa by FamilySpice.com

Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa

  There’s nothing like returning from a two week “vacation” and assimilating yourself back into your normal routine. My vacation wasn’t off to some far, exotic locale. It was a two-week road trip from San Diego to Houston with my dad, three kids and a puppy. I must be a masochist signing myself up for […]

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Asian Clam Chowder with Oyster Mushrooms by FamilySpice.com

Asian Clam Chowder with Oyster Mushrooms

I cannot believe that I am just about done with week 4 of my Mushroom Ambassadorship for Mamavation’s 30-Day Mushroom Challenge. It has certainly been a whole lotta fun cooking with (and eating!) all kinds of mushrooms for the past month. The hubby and I always adored mushrooms and we have at least one child as a mushroom […]

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Avocado and Crab Salad with Seville Oranges

Today’s post almost didn’t happen. I have spent the week with Middle Child home sick, fighting off the cruddy stomach virus. He’s a beautiful boy who likes to inform me of every ache and pain and discomfort he is feeling at every moment of the day. He is particular about his food (it has to […]

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A Persian Love Affair with Herbs and Salmon & Cilantro Stew (Ghalieh Mahi)

You are probably seeing a lot of green on the world-wide-web this time of year. And frankly, it’s not just for that silly Shamrock Day where everyone is Irish once a year. There is actually another holiday that was green before St. Patty’s Day: It’s the Persian New Year, or Noruz, the first day of […]

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Welcome to the New Family Spice & Chunky New England Clam Chowder

I have waited a long, LOOOONG time to write this post! WOOT! WOOT! I am super excited to introduce ya’ll to the NEW Family Spice website! YAY! It’s more than a cosmetic change, too. I won’t bore you with the gastly details, but thanks to my dear friend Karin (a.k.a. the Data Base Queen) and […]

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Chinese Recipes to Help Ring in the Year of the Dragon

Monday, January 23rd, is the Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Dragon, the Professor’s favorite mythical creature. One of my culinary goals for this year is venture out more in Asian cooking. I love to eat the food, but I don’t often cook it. I find it a bit intimidating, actually. One […]

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The Joys of Saffron and a Holiday Giveaway For You!

The Joys of Saffron and a Holiday Giveaway For You!

Saffron. This exotic spice evokes images and scents of far and exotic places. Outdoor markets, or bazaars, filled with dates, nuts and tea leaves. It’s deep red threads yields a gorgeous and rich yellow color when soaked in hot water, making it a wonderful natural dye. But, it also carries a distinct aroma that reminds […]

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Hearty & Healthy Manhattan Clam Chowder

Hearty & Healthy Manhattan Clam Chowder

Do you prefer white or red? No, not wine, but clam chowder? It’s kind of like asking if you are a vanilla or a chocolate person. Coke or Pepsi. PC or Mac. Okay, getting out of hand here. I admit, that if I had to choose, I would choose New England Clam Chowder over Manhattan. […]

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The Easiest, Tastiest, Healthiest Fish You’ve Ever Had!

The Easiest, Tastiest, Healthiest Fish You’ve Ever Had!

Yes, I really mean it. I’ve made salmon in dozens of different ways. It’s delicious and good for you. It is also my kids favorite fish to eat, besides fried fish and chips. Poaching and steaming salmon certainly is the healthier way to cook it, because no additional oil or fat is needed. But, unlike […]

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Are YOU Party Ready?

Are YOU Party Ready?

Summer is practically at our door step and for most of us, that means grilling season, picnics, vacation time and parties. And with the warm weather, you can take the party outside. But are you party ready? Can you put a shin-dig together on the fly? How much time do you need to prep for […]

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